Gerturde Hawk giant peanut butter eggs. Have you ever had one?
Even being all grown up, I am pretty sure Matt still gets thoroughly excited to see one giant peanut butter egg with his name on it each Easter. I’m not going to lie…they are ridiculously good. And the chances of one lasting even ten minutes in our house is…pretty slim. What can I say? It’s chocolate and peanut butter-the most amazing combination, ever.
After searching for a simple treat to make this Easter, I decided that whipping up a batch of my own peanut butter eggs would be just fantastic. When Matt got home and immediately started hoovering over the cookie sheet full of peanut butter eggs, I knew there was going to be a problem. Have you ever seen the dad on A Christmas Story with the turkey? That’s Matt-with peanut butter eggs.
These peanut butter eggs truly are an unfortunate discovery…because instead of having just one giant peanut butter egg each Easter…there are nine (at least).
And instead of just having one giant peanut butter egg at Easter…we can now have them whenever we please. Not good!
Oh, and one more thing…they are amazing.
- 2 cups peanut butter (see note)
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups confectionery sugar
- 2-12 oz bags milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- Cream together peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt.
- Add in confectionery sugar.
- With your hands, mold generous sized eggs out of the peanut butter mixture.
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least an hour.
- Once eggs have hardened, prepare chocolate coating by placing chocolate chips and shortening over a double boiler (this keeps chocolate warm and prevents burning).
- Dip each egg in the chocolate and place back onto the cookie sheet.
- Decorate with chocolate drizzles and/or sprinkles.
- Let set until chocolate has hardened.
- Store in refrigerator or freezer.
- Jiff peanut butter works best. I love Peter Pan, but they didn't turn out as well.
Mine might not be as perfect and pretty as the ones wrapped up in a box…
But they sure are delicious.
And will be gone before you know it!